Mantjfactueing- in- Rhode Island. The Boston Commercial Bulletin says that the region including Woonsocket and vicinity Cumberland, Smithfield, Blackstone, andBellingham, has seventeen cottonmills, employ ing 3,500 hands, running 207,000 spindles, 4,030 looms, using 10.000,000 pounds o { cotton, and making 40,000,000 yards of cloth per annum ; eight woolen mills employing 2.050 hands, running 114 sets of cards and450 looms, using 5,300,000 pounds of wool, and making 2,900,000 yards of fancy cassimere per annum Other cotton mills, which will have 55,000 spindles, are in process of construction. Just beyond the limit of three miles from Woonsocket are two more cottonmills with30,000 spindles, and a woolen mill with 19 sets Other branches of manufacture are represented in this region by a rubber factory, which employs 150 hands and produces $500,000 worth of goods an nually, machine shops, founderies, one boiler shop, one scythe shop, two maatff ctories of agriculturalimplements, onegluefactory,tworoof facto ries, one bobbin, one shuttle, one worsted mill, one tape mill, four or five sash and blind shops, contractors and builders, etc. The mills now in operation in the White Pine silver districts are the Oases, ten stamps; Moore's, eight stamps, and the Metropolitan, fifteen stamps, at Silver Springs ; the White Pine Silver Mining Company's ten stamps, and Felton's five stamps, at Hamilton. A thirty-stamp mill is being erected to crush ores from the Aurora mine. Atwenty-stamp mill is being: removed from Smoky Valley, and three other mills, numbering about fifty stamps, are being brought from Virginia City. But there is work for five times these one hundred and fifty stamps. Theminers charge $50 a tun for reducing ores. Senator Sprague, of Rhode Island, who is the largest cottonmanufacturer in the United States, having 10,000 hands in his employ, says that the busi ness is not profitable and the operatives are poorly paid. If there is not soon a change for the better, he predicts that the cotton factories will be suspended. Anlndiana speculator went to Chicago in the early part of the past winter andharvested20,000 tuns of ice. During the panic among the ice dealersin the subsequent warm weather he sold his stock at $17,000 profit and went home. Since thattime the price of ice has greatly declined on account of the cold weather and the gathering of a full supply. The Wamsutta mills corporation at New Bedford, Mass., paid over $30,000 monthly internal revenue taxes in 1868. A Fitchburg, Mass., manufacturer of bird traps, recently received a single order for 50,000. A passenger car for the Erie Railroad, to cost $80,000, is builcling in Jersey city. It will be, it is said, the largest, costliest, and perhaps the most elegant car in the world. It is said that more cotton will be planted in Texas this year than in any year since the war. A letter from an old Nevada miner, now in Japan, says that the Japanese islands contain as rich gold and silver mines as any in the world, but the policy of the government represses their proper development. St. Louis has forty-three miles of street railroad, ten miles of Nicolson pavement, one hundred and thirty miles of macadamized road, and over one hundred miles of sewers. Nevada boasts of still anothermining district 125 miles south of White Pine, said to be as rich as anything yet found on Treasure Hill. The Warren Thread Company of Worcester, Mass., was inaugurated by the late Hon.Ichabod Washburn. The present capacity is 1,200 dozen spools daily which will shortly be doubled. The work on the Missouri river bridge at, St. Louis, is progressing1 favorably. The engineers expect soon to commence work on the center pier. A large cotton seed oil mill is erecting at Mobile.